Julie Bowen announced as Rose of Hope speaker

Bridgeport Hospital has announced the keynote speaker for its 12th Annual Rose of Hope Luncheon to benefit the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center — Emmy-winning “Modern Family” star Julie Bowen. The Breast Center, with offices at Hospital and in Fairfield, offers a wide array of breast care services, including yoga, massage, mental health counseling, naturopathic medicine, nutrition counseling and Pilates, as well to plastic surgery, breast surgery and general surgery.

Bowen has a long career in movies and her roles include Adam Sandler’s love interest in the cult comedy “Happy Gilmore,” Carol Vessey in the critically acclaimed NBC dramedy “Ed,” and Jack’s estranged wife Sarah on the late ABC series “Lost.”

This is her third season playing uptight housewife Claire Dunphy on the Emmy-winning ABC series “Modern Family.” The role won Bowen an Emmy in 2011. Here’s the actress at work, as her character Claire preps for a city council debate.

For information on the fundraiser, call 203-255-5546.

Amanda Cuda